The Miss America 2022 pageant was held on Thursday, 16th December 2021 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This year’s event remarks the 100th anniversary of the Miss America Organization.
Miss Alaska 2021, Emma Broyles bagged the Miss America 2022 title on Thursday’s stunning night at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.
Broyles was crowned Miss America 2022 by Virginia’s Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020 at the end of the annual event.
Emma Broyles, Miss Alaska, wins Miss America 2022 title
Well, this happens to be the first Miss America title for Alaska in the pageant’s history of 100 years.
Broyles who was one of the Top 3 finalists impressed the panel of judges with her answer during the challenge portion of the competition. All three of them were asked what would they do in a real-life situation.
Miss Alabama 2021, Lauren Bradford emerged as the first runner-up whereas Miss Massachusetts 2021, Elizabeth Pierre ended up being the second runner-up.
Bradford, 21 who is a graduate from Auburn University has plans to pursue a master’s in finance at Vanderbilt University.
Broyles is a 20-year-old student at Arizona State University who is studying biomedical science. She wants to become a dermatologist. She will be receiving a whopping amount of $100,000 in scholarship.
This year’s competition was not televised. However, it was aired via the streaming service Peacock as a live stream.
Apart from the top 3 contestants we mentioned, the remaining contestants who made it to the top 10 included Miss New York 2021, Sydney Park; Miss Oregon 2021, Abigail Hayes; Miss Illinois 2021, Isabelle Hanson; Miss Florida 2021, Leah Roddenberry; Miss District of Columbia 2021, Andolyn Medina; Miss Utah 2021, Sasha Sloan; and Miss Texas 2021, Mallory Fuller.
Emma Broyles along with other runner-ups were expected to be part of an official Miss America after-party last night in Connecticut.
As many as 51 women were supposed to compete for the Miss America 2022 title on Thursday night. However, one contestant – Miss Maine 2021, Mariah Larocque couldn’t be part of the pageant as she tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.
On Sunday, Larocque shared on social media, “As many of you may know, I have had to withdraw from the 100th Anniversary Miss America Competition due to contracting COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and testing negative for covid upon my arrival.”
She further added, “I am now isolating, for the next 10+ days, alone with my thoughts, loving messages from family, friends and supporters … and a lot of time to reflect.”
However, Larocque received a scholarship of $2,000 by winning the title as Miss Congeniality based on votes from her fellow contestants.
We congratulate Emma Broyles for being crowned Miss America 2022!